Pheidole laticornis

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Pheidole laticornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. laticornis
Binomial name
Pheidole laticornis
Wilson, 2003

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Specimen Label

Nothing is known about the biology of laticornis.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Known from the type locality and from Agua Caliente and Cartago, Costa Rica. (Wilson 2003)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica (type locality), Venezuela.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • laticornis. Pheidole laticornis Wilson, 2003: 203, figs. (s.w.) COSTA RICA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

A member of the diligens group close to Pheidole coffeicola and Pheidole vafra and differing from that species and other diligens group members by the following combination of traits.

Major: scape broadened at the base, wider there than near the apex; head dark yellow, with brown spot on vertex; propodeal spines reduced to denticles.

Minor: propodeal spines reduced to denticles; occiput narrowed, with nuchal collar. Other traits as illustrated.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.02, HL 1.08, SL 0.76, EL 0.18, PW 0.58. Paratype minor: HW 0.48, HL 0.60, SL 0.76, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: body and head dark yellow, with fuzzy, circular brown spot on vertex, except for gaster, which is yellowish brown.

Minor: mesosoma, petiole, and appendages dark yellow; head, postpetiole, and gaster yellowish to plain light brown.


Pheidole laticornis Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

COSTA RICA: Palmar, Puntarenas, col. E. O. Wilson. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

L laticornis, broad-horned, referring to the basally widened scape.

References